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50 Yen - Shōwa

50 Yen - Shōwa -  obverse 50 Yen - Shōwa -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 30-33 (1955-1958)
Calendar Japanese - Shōwa era
Value 50 yen
50 JPY = 0.47 USD
Composition Nickel
Weight 5.50 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 75, JNDA# 02-5, Schön# 51
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)
The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes
by Japan Numismatic Dealers Association
(Japan Numismatic Dealers Association)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Chrysanthemum blossom, authority on top, value at bottom

Lettering:
日 本 国
五 十 円

Translation:
State of Japan
50 yen

Reverse

Big value within fundō shape, regnal era on top, date below

Lettering:
昭和
50
三十年

Translation:
Shōwa
50
Year 30

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
30 (1955)  63,700,000 1.22 1.43 1.61 三十年
31 (1956)  91,300,000 0.97 1.14 三十一年
32 (1957)  39,000,000 0.60 三十二年
33 (1958)  18,000,000 三十三年

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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